‘Sun Children’ is one of the five films selected to be screened during the celebration of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, which falls on March 21 this year.
The screening of the new films began on Wednesday.
Majidi’s film is about child labor. It narrates the story of a 12-year-old boy and his three friends, who have been asked by a neighborhood crime boss to find a treasure buried underground.
The film was one of the winners of the Collateral Awards at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.
‘Sun Children’ also brought Rouhollah Zamani, one of the teenagers who took part in the movie, the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Italian event.
The film was also named the Best Film at the 38th Fajr Film Festival in Iran.
Iranian stars Mohammad-Javad Ezzati, Ali Nasiriyan, and Tannaz Tabatabaee have taken part in the flick.